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Types of Errors

Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

Elements of a Pharmacy Malpractice Lawsuit

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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If a prescription error took place, a customer needs to pay attention to these four elements to prove a pharmacist malpractice lawsuit:

  • The pharmacist had a duty of care. All pharmacists have a duty of care to the people who have their prescriptions filled at a hospital, drug store, grocery store, clinic, or other pharmacy location. This duty of care also extends to the location where the pharmacist works. 
  • The pharmacist breached the duty of care. Pharmacists need to accurately fill prescriptions. If they make medication errors, such as giving the wrong directions, the wrong dose, another patient’s medication, or the wrong medication, they could be proven negligent and sued for a breach of duty of care.
  • The breach caused harm, injury, or death. Oftentimes, the wrong medication or a prescription mistake can cause a patient injuries or death. If this occurs, a patient or patient’s family can sue the pharmacy for malpractice. 
  • Damages. When injury or death occurs from the pharmacist error, damages can be awarded if the case involves loss of earnings, disability, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Sometimes punitive damages can be sought as well.

If those elements can be proven, then you most likely have a pharmacy malpractice suit. Because Texas pharmacy malpractice lawsuits are complicated, you need to contact an experienced pharmacy error lawyer at Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 today to receive a free consultation and a free copy of our report How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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